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2024 Housing Supply Accelerator Playbook Now Available

A new report developed by a diverse group of housing stakeholders aims to inspire local innovation and supercharge efforts to reduce the nation’s housing supply gap.

Understanding Land Use in Home Building

Understand the challenges surrounding land use and development and NAHB's key advocacy policies.


Tools and Research for Effective Land Use Planning

Access essential tools and research, and discover strategies for effective land use planning and housing affordability.

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Housing Affordability Resources for Land Use

Housing affordability continues to worsen in the U.S. Learn more about some of the land use regulation.

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Land Use Regulation Barriers and Fees

Lengthy and complicated review processes related to land use and land development represent an especially difficult challenge for affordably priced housing.

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Land Use Community Planning and Design

In order to meet the needs of a growing population, federal, state and local land use policies that accommodate an orderly and sustainable rate of housing production are a necessity.

Structural Inequities in Land Use and Housing

How local exclusionary land use regulations continue to create inequity in housing.

Inclusionary Zoning in Land Use

Inclusionary zoning refers to local land use ordinances that require a certain percentage of new residential construction to be sold or rented at below market rates.

Creating Housing for All: Land Use Case Studies

These case studies showcase how communities are tackling the housing affordability crisis.